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Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts

BA (Hons) Acting (Screen & Digital Media)

UCAS Code: W411

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

C,C

Tariff points should come from 2 A levels at grade C or above

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

MPP

Tariff points may come from a combination of highers, usually 5.

UCAS Tariff

64

From level 3 study. Excludes AS/A1 level grades.

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2019

Subject

Acting

We want you to achieve impressive on screen performances and gain off-camera skills (such as storytelling and directing) to create a well-rounded professional media portfolio.

Our training prepares you to work across traditional and emerging performance mediums. These include online, on screen, live events and immersive experiences. Using the experiences of established and innovative practitioners, you collaborate with other students here (both on this course and on other ones) to produce engaging work. As well as developing your acting skills, you explore other roles such as writer, director and project manager, so you can add to and diversify your skillset.

**- Year one:**
You gain the tools and framework for approaching and responding to dramatic and creative stimuli. In The Actor's Technique modules, you focus on the technical principles of naturalistic technique. This is supported by rigorous fundamental training in voice and movement. A grounding in cultural perspectives provides an intellectual underpinning, and you explore artistic creation, collaboration and elements of professional development. Throughout this year, you are introduced to interdisciplinary and entrepreneurial work and also develop your reasoning and collaborative skills. Please click on each module for further information.

**- Year two:**
You continue to develop your technical proficiency in acting, movement and voice. You advance towards skills application across various platforms and mediums. There are optional modules for you to sharpen your independent development and craft to equip you with the tools for a variety of production and digital performances. These include script writing, audio recording, coding and motion capture.

**- Year three**
During your final year, you present yourself as a professional with the potential to progress toward your own portfolio career. You take part in a variety of productions, working both on screen and off, collaborating with external directors and creatives. You generate material for a digital portfolio, giving you the resources to market yourself to a wide industry audience. You create new work, preparing you for the challenges of your professional career. Finally, you explore an issue relevant to your craft, with the option of writing a dissertation or conducting a practice-as-research project.

Modules

Year one:
The Actor's Technique: Acting I
The Actor's Technique: Acting II
Introduction to Film Making
Story, Script and the Authorship and Places of Performance
Digital Performance – Software and Light
Cultural Perspectives I
The Professional I

Year two:
The Actor's Technique II: Advanced Acting
The Actor's Technique II: Voice for Digital Audio
Multi Camera and Studio Creation (Film and TV Pathway)
Location Filming and Sound (Film and TV Pathway)
Writing for Camera and Audio (Creating Content Pathway)
Devising and Collaborative Live and Digital Performance (Creating Content Pathway)
Digital Performance - Software, Coding, DIY Technology (Digital Practices Pathway)
Digital Performance – Motion Capture and VR (Digital Practices Pathway)
Cultural Perspectives II
The Professional II

Year three:
Production I
Production II
Live Event and Broadcast Creation (Film and TV Pathway)
Post Production Technology and Techniques (Film and TV Pathway)
Cross Platform Performance and Perspectives (Creating Content Pathway)
Spoken Word (Creating Content Pathway)
VR and Immersive Audio (Digital Practices Pathway)
Digital Content Design for Interactive Performance (Digital Practices Pathway)
Cultural Perspectives III: Critical Project
Cultural Perspectives III: Practical Project
The Professional III

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£16,200
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£16,200
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts

Department:

Performing Arts

TEF rating:

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

85%
high
Acting

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Drama

Teaching and learning

93%
Staff make the subject interesting
92%
Staff are good at explaining things
92%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
93%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

77%
Library resources
79%
IT resources
83%
Course specific equipment and facilities
61%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

86%
UK students
14%
International students
32%
Male students
68%
Female students
94%
2:1 or above
4%
Drop out rate

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Drama

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£16,800
med
Average annual salary
98%
med
Employed or in further education
100%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

60%
Artistic, literary and media occupations
8%
Other elementary services occupations
6%
Design occupations
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

Drama is a very popular degree subject — in 2015, over 5,000 degrees were awarded to UK graduates. With so many graduates around, jobs in acting are very sought-after and often gained through personal contacts, or through your careers service so be prepared to practise your people skills and to make full use of your university facilities. But there are lots of roles in the arts for drama graduates, in direction, production, audio-visual, set and clothing design and PR. The skills taught by drama courses can be useful elsewhere — a lot of the economy can use people who can perform and present in front of others, and so drama graduates can be found in teaching, management, advertising, project and events organisation and community work. Be aware that freelancing and self-employment is common, as are what is termed 'portfolio careers' — having several part-time jobs or commissions at once — one in ten drama graduates last year had more than one job on the go at once after six months. And starting salaries are not the best - but nevertheless the large majority of drama graduates going into acting still felt that it was just the job for them regardless of pay.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Acting

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£13k

£13k

£16k

£16k

£18k

£18k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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